Posts for tag: Pediatrics

By Clearwater Pediatric Care
June 30, 2021
Tags: Urgent Care   Pediatrics  

When your child falls ill, you shouldn’t have to wonder where to go for medical care.

If your child has a fever that doesn’t seem to be getting better or they are dealing with a stomachache that is getting worse, who do you call? Instead of turning to a local urgent care center where they don’t know your child and their medical history, you can turn to our Clearwater, and Tampa, FL, pediatricians, also serving Westchase, FL, for all of your urgent care needs.

Thinking of the ER? Think Again!

While there are situations that are critical and do require emergency care, oftentimes an emergency room visit isn’t necessary. Unless your child is dealing with a serious traumatic injury such as a concussion or a critical or potentially life-threatening condition, the ER is usually not where you need to turn.

When you turn to most ERs, one thing you may realize is that they don’t typically have a dedicated pediatric staff that understands the specialized care that kids and teens need, particularly for more minor injuries and illnesses. This means that you may leave not fully satisfied with the care your child received, and you may still need to come to our practice for additional treatment and follow-up care.

When to Turn to an Urgent Care

We understand that in the heat of the moment it can be tough to know where to take your child for care when all you know is that you want to make sure that they are treated right away. We understand! Here at our Clearwater, and Tampa, FL, offices, also serving Westchase, FL, we offer urgent care to all of our patients. No appointments, no waiting. Our urgent care is great for treating:

  • Minor respiratory issues or breathing issues
  • Stomachaches and abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Fever
  • Respiratory infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Flu
  • Vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Widespread or painful rash
  • Ear or eye infections
  • Burns
  • Sprains and strains
  • Minor fractures and other sports-related injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Removal of foreign objects

Why Turn to Clearwater Pediatric Care?

Here at our practice, we put kids first. After all, our highly regarded pediatricians have worked extensively with critically ill children in the Pediatric ICU, as well as working in the ER. They have wide-ranging knowledge about how to handle and treat a variety of urgent health matters in kids and teens of all ages.

Clearwater Pediatric Care provides urgent care to children and teens in Clearwater, and Tampa, FL, also serving Westchase, FL. To schedule an immediate appointment with our team, simply call (727) 461-1543 or (813) 818-1543.